One Last Time

April 22, 2018

I was hoping to do one last hike with Mark but he had to work so off I went once more solo. Did the Frank Bogert this morning.

Hiked the Bump and Grind loop yesterday morning. This time in a clockwise direction which is harder. Done by 8:15. This is a very popular trail. Way too many people for me.

Monday I’m off to a mystery destination. One that I visited way back in 1977 before I started caddying.


Put To Good Use

April 20, 2018

Last year I purchased a lifetime pass to our National Park System and today was the first time I took advantage. Went to Joshua Tree National Park this morning.

Joshua Tree 2

No hiking today but I did the Araby again yesterday.

Then there was this:

‘Enjoyment for a lot players’: Here’s what Tiger Woods has in store for his first public course

LPGA is ready to love LA, but will LA love it back?

More Happy Trails and Golf Stuff

April 18, 2018

I took to the trails solo once again. This time I went up the Mike Schuler Trail and down the Bump and Grind Trail. It was an easy accent and steeper on the return. Everyone seemed to be going the other way. Next time, so will I.

While descending, I heard someone to my rear so I moved to the side as always but this time it wasn’t a hiker. A guy on a mountain bike flew past while thanking me for the road. Just a bit scary.

According to Donna Earley, Natalie Gulbis is planning another tribute to Greg Sheriden on Tuesday during the Kingsmill event.

Julieta Granada has qualified two weeks in a row. Scores were high this week. Very windy and they sped up the greens quite a bit.

The word is that the Hugel-JTBC LA Open will be held at Wilshire Country Club the next couple years. An earlier rumor had it moving to Hawaii.

For safety reasons, internal out of bounds will be designated right of hole #3 and to the right of hole #17 at Wilshire this week.

Than there was this:

PGA of America announces official qualifying events for 2018 United States Junior Ryder Cup team

Ireland’s Leona Maguire to bypass a third Curtis Cup, instead eyes turning pro at US Women’s Open

UR’s Diaz receives sponsor’s exemption for Kingsmill Championship

No caddy, no problem for Stephanie Meadow

More Of The Same

April 17, 2018

Hiked the Cross Trail with Mark this morning. We could see Big Horn from the top of the mountain. That’s Mark’s regular caddie spot.

Stopped at Jensen’s Deli for lunch afterward. Opted for the carne asada burrito. More meat than I could eat and only $6. Many old-time loopers will remember Jensen’s. It’s just a short walk from the Motel 6 in Rancho Mirage.

Very small range in LA this week. Only fourteen spots available. Shades of Corning Country

Then there was this:

CBS Sports ‘re-examining’ policy of tape-delayed golf broadcasts

Brooke Henderson Dedicates LPGA Win To Humboldt Broncos Bus Crash Victims

On The Fence

April 16, 2018

Stain that is. Another chore done. A quart should have been plenty but the raw wood really soaked it up. Could use a touch-up but still looks pretty good.

Dave's fence

Then there was this:

IMG takes significant role with LPGA Cambia Portland Classic

Spain’s Azahara Munoz, former LPGA rookie of the year, reveals health struggles

Utah’s only female head golf pro hopes to inspire more young girls in game

Still On The Move

April 15, 2018

I wasn’t sure if it would be too much to do a hike two days in a row but I took the chance. Hiked with Mark yesterday and it’s getting easier each time. Hit the Sunrise Café once more this time for lunch. Burgers all around.

Our route wasn’t in the AllTrails app but we recorded it for posterity.

Here’s a map of the one I did solo the other day.

Given the Saturday finish for the Lotte event, practice rounds are allowed and caddies may walk the course at Wilshire CC but unfortunately, it looks like the yardage books will not be ready till sometime this afternoon.

Today was tree trimming day. The backyard looks spiffy.

Then there was this:

LPGA Tournament Gets Lesson in Hollywood History

Another Solo Trek

April 13, 2018

I downloaded the AllTrails: Hiking, Running & Mountain Bike Trails app yesterday.

If you hike or bike, this is a real gem. Shows many trails in the area. Also, your location on the trail and you can record your trip and create waypoints. I used the free version. You can download the maps with the paid version.

Went up the Araby and came down by another way. 5 miles total. I would not have gotten lost a few days ago if I had AllTrails then. 🙂

Heard a player has gotten herself into some agua caliente. Serious stuff.

Then there was this:

PGA Tour moves World Golf Championship event to Memphis from Akron

Meijer LPGA Classic for Simply Give returning for a 5th year

European Tour chief warns LET: Offer of help won’t last forever

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